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  1. Re: Need Help badly.. with breastfeeding newborn

    I hope things are going better. You got a lot of really great advice. I just wanted to let you know I had the exact thing you are describing except my lo was not pooping and not getting enough milk....
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    Re: lying down while nursing

    I've never tried nursing the top one while laying down. Seemed impossible to me so I just lay her on my stomach and turn to the other side. Gives me a break from staying too long on one side and she...
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    Re: Menstural cycle while nursing?

    My lo is almost 8 months and I haven't had mine return yet. :clap I hope it continues. She uses a pacifier and I work so she gets two bottles of EBM at daycare plus she has started eating solids but...
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    Re: Wean at 1

    Thanks! I think I have decided that I will just let her decide. I will probably have to put up with a lot of looks from family and friends but I think my husband is behind me anyway. Whenever I...
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    Re: Wean at 1

    Thanks for the responses. I don't want to give her formula so I guess I was going to wait to start when she was 1. I feel like my whole life still revolves around nursing her and I don't want to feel...
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    Wean at 1

    I was planning on weaning my LO at 1. However, I have learned a lot about extended breastfeeding but not sure if I really want to do it. I was wondering what other people's thoughts were who decided...
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    Re: Urgent Please HELP

    Finally after 48 hours of rock hard boob, I am finally relieved. I basically let her feed on that breast most of the time and then the other side when it felt pretty full. I didn't get much out...
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    Re: Urgent Please HELP

    Thank You so much. I am going to get in the shower now and no solids today while I'm at home. I tried doing football hold a minute ago but I guess it sounds like I need to do it the other way. Will...
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    Urgent Please HELP

    My right breast is badly engorged. I tried a cold compress on it in the middle of the night. It made it feel better but it is still hard as a rock. I also tried massaging it like I did when my milk...
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    Re: cook rice in BM?

    I was going to say the same thing. I would not use the BM because it would just be a waste but I would use it to thin it a little if you want to. I don't have enough BM to just add to solids so I...
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    Re: mesh feeding bags

    I had a question about these things too. How do you clean them? I can't seem to get all the gunk off even using a toothbrush!! As for the tooth, I'm sure it is strong enough to not get pulled...
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    Solids Schedule and Pumping

    I know this is a little early but in a week my lo will be 6 months. I have been researching like crazy about solids. I defiantly think she is ready. I have been giving her banana in one of those...
  13. Re: New to site, 1st time Mom, Pumping Issues

    my lo had a terrible time trying to latch too. She just cried and cried everytime I tried but I as very dedicated to breastfeeding and saw the LC everyday for a week and a half. I had to supplement...
  14. Re: What do you want to see in the new Womanly Art of Breastfeeding?

    I would have wanted a breastfeeding book to let me know that it can be challenging and that it doesn't always come so naturally to some. I had the hardest time in the beginning and felt like a...
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    Re: how much milk to send to daycare?

    I think I sent 4 oz bottles. Now I try to send 5 oz bottles but I have read that they need about 3 or 4 oz if they eat 7 or 8 times a day. It depends on how often you feed the baby. But I usually...
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    Re: Evening Fussiness/Discomfort?

    Well, I know this might not help much but I tried the same things. My lo started this about two weeks old and continued until she was was 2 months old and the third month got better. Just know it is...
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    Re: nursing at night

    She is still nursing often at night. I think my supply has dropped a little but it may be because she has stopped a growth spurt. I just have an extra pumping if I don't get 3 5oz bottles during the...
  18. Re: Feel like I'm failing as a mother...please help

    Hi I felt like I was having the same problem and I don't really have time to pump three times at work so I pump before I go to work and once at work and then if not enough I pump when I get home. But...
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    Re: nursing at night

    Well, I have been back at work for a little over two months now. I read that sometimes the reverse cycling happens when they are going through a new transition like teething. So I think that may be...
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    Re: nursing at night

    Thanks that helps so much. I am the only one who is breastfeeding in her class and so maybe they just expect her to eat as much as everyone else. She will drink all that she is given. When I only...
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    nursing at night

    My lo is 5 months old. I want to EBF for 6 months. At day care she is taking in 7 oz at each bottle, three bottles a day plus I feed her before she goes and three times at night. Which I am trying...
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    Re: Daycare and solids

    Thanks for the encouragement. I knew I was doing the right thing. Yeah it was only the sub suggesting solids. I explained it again and the other DCP was there too. She just had surgery on her hand so...
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    Daycare and solids

    Ok here goes my spill... Last week the DCW gave my lo oatmeal with bananas twice. She had given it to her before. Here's the kick. I had NO idea until she told me. I had noticed one day her poop was...
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